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Milene sells food alongside her spouse, José, who helps her in the evenings; they are very hardworking people. She has been preparing and selling food for quite some time now currently selling dinners on the sidewalk outside her house. Her husband is employed as a welder at a firm and in his free time helps out his wife. The money from the loan is to buy a bigger stove and sound equipment to provide better service and more comfort to her customers. She thanked the institution for the opportunity it’s given her and for the speed with which she was taken care of. Her wish is to have her own restaurant to provide better customer service.
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La señora Milene se dedica a la venta de comida junto a su cónyuge el señor José quien le ayuda por las noches, son personas muy trabajadoras. La señora se dedica a la producción y venta de comidas hace ya bastante tiempo, actualmente vende cena en la acera en las afueras de su casa, su esposo trabaja como soldador en una empresa, y en sus momentos libres colabora con su esposa, el dinero del crédito lo utilizara en la compra de una cocina mas grande y su equipo de música y así brindara mejor atención y comodidad a sus clientes. La cliente agradeció a la institución por la rapidez con la que se le atendió y por la oportunidad que le brindan, su deseo de la Sra. es poder tener su propio restaurante para así poder brindar una mejor atención a sus cliente.

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Emprender has been working in Bolivia since 1999. It is dedicated to becoming a key tool in the development of its clients and the improvement of their quality of life. Operating in three of Bolivia’s major cities – La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz – Emprender offers both urban and rural clients the opportunity to obtain financial products tailored to fit their needs and businesses. These products include housing loans, salary loans, “opportunity” (short-term) loans, and higher education loans. To better the quality of life for its clients and non-clients through non-financial services, Emprender offers free medical consultations and health classes given by trained doctors.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 157
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,187,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Milene to buy a stove and sound equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2011
Jan 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013